Then you need the artist to stake out and outline the skeleton, which can be transformed from actual drawings into actual lanterns. This requires rich imagination and changing the "front view" on the pattern into a "stereoscopic view". Most people think that the skeleton of the lantern is made of bamboo and wood products, or is made of thin iron wires, but this is not true. Because the strength of bamboo, wood products and thin iron wires are not enough, it is relatively easy to deform and flammable. Therefore, the general lantern frame is made of steel bars with a diameter of 5-8 mm, and the producer generally cuts the steel bars into small sections Then it is welded again, so the lamp bone of each segment needs to be calculated very accurately, otherwise it will affect the viewing effect of the entire lamp group.
Welders are alive and well, and a prototype is built. A steel bar with a diameter of 5-8 millimeters is usually broken as soon as it is welded. This phenomenon does not occur when the welder is welding when the lantern is produced. Because the lanterns have formed an industry in Kaifeng, after welding by the welder, the lantern components are connected one by one, and the "brown shape" of the lantern is formed.
The electrician is meticulous, preventing electricity from transmitting light. After making a prototype, the next step is to install a light bulb. The industry term is called internal penetration. In this link, you need to take protective measures for safe electricity consumption in accordance with relevant standards, and protect electrical circuits and lamps from leakage . As an electrician in the production team of the lamp group, it is necessary to check repeatedly after the production is completed to ensure that the lamp group has no dark dead corners as much as possible.
Paper color separation, color display, after finishing the prototype and the penetration, then you need to carry on the prototype on the prototype. The satin used in the lantern is called satin in the industry. Satin fabric with good reflectivity, bright color and strong durability. This satin is glued to the frame of the lantern, and then beautified and adjusted by the artist.
Of course, according to the original design pattern, more than a dozen different colors of satin may be used. This work is very tedious and is called "color separation and papering." Only a group of lanterns can be basically completed and show their charm. Generally speaking, a group of colored lights with a length of about 6 meters requires at least 50 man-hours for binding. Therefore, a large-scale lantern show was full of the wisdom and hard work of the lantern workers.